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    Leader of Portugal's Reform of Proletariat Movement (MRPP) Arnaldo Matos called for support for presidential candidate General Antonio Ramaho Eanes in Lisbon on Friday (11 June).

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    Leader of Portugal's Reform of Proletariat Movement (MRPP) Arnaldo Matos called for support for presidential candidate General Antonio Ramaho Eanes in Lisbon on Friday (11 June).

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Matos' call came during an MRPP rally held in the city's bullring and was heard by nearly 4000 people who had travelled from all over Portugal to take part. The presidential elections will be held on 27 June and official campaigning started on Saturday (12 June). Mr. Matos told the crowd that his party was backing General Eanes because they believed he could lead Portugal to national unity. General Eanes is 41 and the army's chief of staff.

    Mr. Matos said the MRPP saw General Eanes as the only suitable candidate of the four in the presidential race who could become a figurehead for a democratic Portugal. He said that they could not support the Communists because they were "social fascists and undemocratic" but felt that General Eanes" theories on socialism and workers" power were admirable. General Eanes is the favourite to win the presidency and he is being supported by the Socialists, the strongest party in the Legislative Assembly, the Centrist Popular Democrats (PPD) and the Conservative Centre Democrats (CDS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RH4UO3WNK736YUEWK96N2HFW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RH4UO3WNK736YUEWK96N2HFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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